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"brett consolo" Discussed on Tech Thursday Podcast
"Podcast listening applications also of different applications. We're also alive on multiple different sites websites and web app sites. We're working on multiple default. The motive not live yet. But it's going to come up very soon. We have civil. Peel is already being tested and work like that. Which means that we're exposing the content to a very diverse list of communities and individuals and people will be exposed to that content. It's not that it's going to be segmented within tiktok the tiktok community the tiktok experience the way that tiktok is package and you need to do it within the tiktok format. No it's gonna be Heard by runners. There are looking for liberty of longer format within. And you know an alarm clocks. Just want the fast highlights of water the news or responses to. How's the weather so The user journeys the persona types that are going to listen to the use cases. Where would they going to listen to does not have a fifteen second perfect visual audio or experience. In order to win the game in the networking the users will find your content. Because that's what they're looking for him because that's how they'll be exposed to it. There's a lot of diversity in the places that the audio will be listened to an exposed to potential users I think that's a. That's a very big difference when you go in a democratized way that audio bursts wanted to build it in more like a b. to b. to c. kind of a model and not a single branded the b. two c. app that you either hit or miss win in it got gotta be in it or not kind of mentality. That makes a lot of sense. I think what is interesting to me. Is this idea that you could have long form content segment it too short form content but that also the short form content can inform long form content. And i think that's what's really great abou- audience. I i just want to remind everybody on your tech builders. If you're finding this conversation valuable please follow tech. Builders may has some great rooms and appreciate everything that she's Offered to us the past few months in terms of her knowledge brett consolo. Who's here as well. Today is.
"brett consolo" Discussed on Tech Thursday Podcast
"Hello audio creators. And those who love listening to audio. I think that today's episode is going to be of major importance to you. We somme brett consolo voiced by the i and i interview amir hirsch of audio burst now. Audio burst is the first. Ai audio based search platform that allows us to segment audio. Whether it's from radio or podcasts and then categorize it based on topic we had a great discussion about the implications of bursts of audio the importance of quality content and an audio brisk creator even join us onstage. Hope you enjoy okay. I am a dentist and private practice in new jersey as well as someone who helps other brands create voice skills on amazon alexa and google home devices. Thanks chitra an unfamiliar began. I'm a product management leader. Currently it's vm ware I have been a products builder for almost twenty years and so these conversations are always exciting to me as we talk about the the latest ways to build products go to marquette and create successful invaluable businesses Let's kick it off with introductions bretton mirror welcome well thank you. I'll go first. Because i think this is mostly going to be Mir's conversation with the mirror. I sela founder voice about that and we have The central resource for all things around voice in the technology. So just check it out voice about that. I got lots of different resources. There are a lot of market data news research. I hope you enjoy it and welcome to see you with love your show as well briefly and then we'll go a little deeper into your background in your funders journey. As well emir you are muted.
"brett consolo" Discussed on Why'd You Push That Button?
"Much nicer to my Google assistant. And my boyfriend is I say, please. And thank you use to say, thank you lot. But the more interested how these devices worked in the more like search engine. I have a interesting relationship. I find that. Sometimes I do like an escalating strict bomb voice, but I use it to control my music and my floor lamp, and usually my conversations goes something like Alexa. Alexa, alexa. Alexa, responds better. Tillich clear command. Sometimes let's do this girl. Friends voices Sistan listens to her. And does not listen to me. It seems like she's gotten worse that understanding us over the course of us owning her I call it a hurt which is so weird. I purposely make my Google assistant gender neutral. But like male ish voice, and I call it a little bit more understands the concept a little bit more. But it's very hard for them to explain that somebody that can actually like a conversation with you as not a person, we really want them to understand that you have conversations with people and how you have them and that having a robot or a smart assistant that will just answer. You no matter how you speak. To them or what you asked them and hold always have the answer. That's not life, even though it is life. But it's not realize and welcome to wide you push that button a show where Caitlyn Tiffany as me and Ashley Carmen. That's me talk about all the decisions technology forces us to make you thought we were gone thought we were going on. But guess what we are back, man. This is a special bonus episode recorded in the desert. Yeah. In a kitchen. Yes. Caitlyn? And I in the rest of the team all went out to the consumer electronic show in Vegas this year to record a live episode of wide, you push that button at Google mansion as I call it, which is basically just this huge pop up space were built a roller coaster that was like a small world literally. It was like a small world from DisneyWorld. Yeah. It was pretty incredible. We went to Vegas because we wanted to talk. To a couple people about voice assistance in how we use them in our home, kind of the bigger question of what is a voice assistant as part of her family existing in the home. But we talked a lot about the etiquette of interacting with mart speakers. Yeah. Like, this has been a topic that has gone around is sort of this idea of whether it's important that we teach kids ended its to say, please. And thank you to their systems. I mean, you have people like my parents who seriously just bark at their Alexa. And it's so funny makes me kind of uncomfortable. And then you have someone like my brother's girlfriend who I've talked with who says she makes a point to always say, please thank you to their Alexa. And I think that's a sweet. But like why does it matter? That's kind of the question and doing Nita care about this. I am afraid to talk to my smart speaker and actually have never uttered a single word to it. And do not know why have I don't have one is because I don't I don't feel like I can do that thing. Yeah. So we spoke with Brett Consolo. He is. Is the editor of voice by dot. I it is a website platform dedicated to all things avoi- subsistence. And then we actually got to speak with Lillian Rincon's. She's the director of Google since she works on the consumer side of things. So she has an inside look at how the tech is made and what they are thinking about. So the first thing we had to ask Lillian. Of course was about the speaker how pretty please. Which is Google's response to these concerns that parents have about their kids yelling at their smart assistant. So maybe just to start alpha can get the big question out of the way. Do you guys think it's important to say, please? And thank you years stint. And why personally I have two kids. I have a five year old and I have two year old. And so over the last two years, essentially, I saw my kids growing up with these devices meant just notice that some of things you guys are saying that they were yelling. And you know, it really got me thinking like that we need to start thinking about these assistance and people's homes, and what is the response. Ability that we've bear to making sure that families that we kind of create nutritious experiences. Let's say for families. And so we created this feature called pretty please exactly for this reason that essentially through positive reinforcement encourages people to say, please. And thank you, and we did this. So that it's not just for kids for everybody. Because we think that also kids learn from parents. Whereas Brett was like, nah. So I think it's a nice feature. I liked the idea that you can do that. If you wanna be polite to your smart assistant. But I think it's totally unnecessary. The way I look at it as the really tools, and I think we have to be careful about taking something that we want to have human like qualities of because improves user experience and trying to view human like characteristics and relationships with and so I think this might be a little bit different. Is this changes over time? If you think about social robots, it's a very different interaction than we see with a smart assistant on our phone or or in a smart speaker, even the smartest play put. Essentially, these are tools, very basic level. And despite the fact that there's now a robot with citizenship in one country. I don't think that's really where we're headed because humans are different than machines style foot side of this question. I was very curious about whether it's important for voice assistance to be polite and warm and friendly towards us speaking as a person who really cannot handle any terse responses or like scolding language, if I forget to say, please I truly need to know if I'm allowed to be affected by these robots. Some of these systems are actually working on this in terms of adjusting to your mood and how they respond so there's brief mode which Google some of the players have worked on in terms of having these short interactions because sometimes it's the interactions just about efficiency, and then there's some more conversational mode, which also creates a slightly different experience. Maybe more personalized experience. I saw a demonstration yesterday about an in-car solution. And they do tracking. And all these other things a safety features associated with it. But one of the things they can do is. They can sense your mood. So if you're smiling actually has longer phrases and more conversational more human conversation interactions with you. And if you are not if you're frowning or something like that it just gets to the point. And it's just few words as possible. So, you know, there's this whole idea of voice assistance, adjusting like humans adjust. We do the same thing if someone's urgent angry it has a lot of angst. We have shorter interactions with them in. That's just a polite way interact with them because that's what we're doing. What if they're more casual and they're smiling and things like that? We might throw in some additional information might make joke or whatever. Yeah. So what's really interesting to me is just that. You know, I wanna hear please. Thank you from a human or robot. Whatever from what thing because I wanna feel seen and I wanna feel respected. And I want to know that someone knows that I'm doing something or did something or whatever. So me saying, please. And thank you too. Robot doesn't really strike me as that important because the robot doesn't have feelings it doesn't need to be seen thing. It's code. But maybe I want my robot to acknowledge me and say, please. And thank you to me. So I wanted to ask Lillian to expand a bit on whether the company's thinking about how the robot treats us the humans. We have to think about who are the people that use these devices, and maybe for you and from Eleni ELS like maybe we don't care, and maybe we just want like the action to have been. But again as a parent as I see children growing up with these devices, you know, this does become a part of their world. And I very conscious of the fact that if they learn to get stuff just by yelling, and that that's not necessarily the way. At least I want my children to be brought up, and I think a lot of people feel that way. I would say that like so a little bit older than you. So gen-x not Lenny, but we came up with technology, and was very much utility. And so our view of technology tends to be as utility for foremost. And my kids are a little bit old. So I never really had this issue where I felt like they're being rude to the assistant. But I'm not sure that you know, again that we can force that on society. There's there's plenty, you know, we talked about his children who are just not polite. Plenty of humans who are not polite and trying to force them to do something with an assistant that they don't necessarily do with the real world might not be a fight that we can win having it. There is an option. It's definitely a good thing. And I think it's just as you look at it what we haven't done. We haven't spent a lot of time. I was thinking about the ethics of behind the use of AI, invoice assistance or just sort of tip of the spear. One of this is a good conversation for us to have. So that people can express their opinions and understand where we wanna head. Is it going to be an option as it can be forced all these different types of things. And there might be another system that comes off which is only plight and the people adopted just because of that feature. Someone I was wondering is where Google and these other companies are thinking about drawing the line between what sounds humans that the interaction is pleasant in what sounds human away that's going to far for example. Alexa, can tell your kids bedtime story, which seems very confusing for your children who are forming their small brains and figuring out. What is the person in? What does the machine and is extremely under having to me. Alexa, can also whisper to you that simply horrifyingly creepy. I really wanted someone to tell me that there is a line and people are serving it. I mean, I'll say for the assistant. We never talk about it as a person, we don't talk about it as a here's she we talk about it as an it. I'm very purposely. I think for that reason having said that whether we call it a knit or she or he like when kids don't understand these distinctions, and for us will really is not about making it yet human, but more about just in neighboring somebody who can't read to be able to learn ABC's or two. Able to play a song just to kind of help them in their day-to-day lives. And so I don't know. I guess we're we're looking at it at a slightly different problem, which is just how do we able the assistant to be like the most natural way that somebody communicates and to be able to fulfil the things that they want shooting the another point worth making where seeing that the first interaction with technology for a lot of children now is assistance in sparks beings. So everyone was amazed. If you years ago when tablets came out and kids, we're touching on the tablets. Well, they're actually talking to the assistance in so as their first introduction to technology and in Google on shop with this thing about how can you create content interactions that are meaningful to them and aside from the politeness factor Justice idea that they're learning how to access technology. I think is really important point. When you think about younger users who are going to be using voice now long before they ever get involved with a touch screen, TV or tablet or phone. So we gotta talk about the elephant in the room. Why do all these smart assistance? Either have a female sounding name. Let Cortana Siri Alexa. But if they don't just have the name, they also have the option often, the default to have a female sounding voice. So we kind of know like what's up with that? What can Google tell us was one of the first major voice assistance to allow you to choose male or female. And so I immediately switched over to mount to. So it wasn't confused with the other female voices because I have all the voice assistance operational all the time. The one thing I will say I think maybe there's a controversy that people want to imbue on this that might not be there. I look at this in two ways, first of all I think that if most of the voice assistance for male today. People would be concerned, they would say, wow, voices are really smart. Why are they all male? Right. So I think that that's one thing that people sort of overlook and the other thing, I think is actually more important is most people were introduced to voice assist. Through hell nine thousand space odyssey thousand one and aside from all of the consumer surveys around what they prefer, male or female voice. And every study I've seen shows that consumers prefer female voice. And I think a lot of the platforms are smart to follow that process to say, enable female voice because I want people to accept it. And it is a new thing. Right. But I think if you go back to it since there was this ominous male voice that everyone was afraid of in space odyssey. Two thousand one which had this fiftieth anniversary open the pod bay doors. Hell. I'm sorry. Dave, I'm afraid I kept to that. Mostly what people wanna do is be far away from that as possible because that's something that speaks to a system future that it's really that negative thing. We talked about at the beginning. And what we're seeing these things are really really great utilities. And so you don't want that negative overhang. And by making us, a friendly female voice. I think was probably a very fast way to get people to adopt it and enough think about maybe some of the negative connotations that came from that movie. Well, first of all, we don't call them fame or mouth only, call them colors. Secondly, yes, there's some colors that sound more like a male and some players somewhere we alternate. Or at least in the latest couple of quarters. We have flipped it. So that your first experience, maybe female, it may be male. Remember, plenty of friendly male voices out there. I mean, if you just think about it like, the Google choices Watson's, very friendly male voice stuff like that. But hell nine thousand was not a friendly voice. It was it was definitely ominous. Not only because of what it was doing in the dialogue. But I think there is something there, whereas the consciousness of a lot of the people were making decisions like how there have been some negative connotations of robots that had these male voices female voices. I think male voices can both be friendly. And that's that's really what people are focused on. I thought it was interesting if a little absurd that brat assumed the voice from two thousand one space odyssey was why everyone wants female voice assistance. I guess because that's like a very generational specific assumption never seen that movie. However, I have. Have seen on numerous perhaps dozens of occasion, Disney channel's smart house, which turns a smart house with a female voice assistant who goes crazy and evil in like holds the family hostage in the house and screams at them and mix tornado. So maybe that's why I'm afraid to talk to my smart speaker. And I can at least come together in fear. All right, so up until now we've pretty much talked to our guests about features that already exists and kind of how they're discussions that are happening. But to narrow in on the tech itself, we wanna know if voice profiles could exist in the future in the way that maybe I could go over to Caitlyn's house or something talked to her Google assistant and her Google assistant would recognize and be able to pull up my calendar. Something like pretty cool that'd be like future. Plus someone would finally be talking to my smart. Be like, thank you. Yeah. So Lillian and brat kind of expanded on this. I think that's a great feature quest that isn't something that we support today. That's where let's face it for all of the leading players in the voice assistance base want the system to be available is conveniently as possible anywhere somebody. So sometimes that's going to be on the phone sometimes going to be in the car, sometimes it's going to be in your home. But sometimes going to be and other public spaces think about the convenience of just being able to talk to any microphone and get your assistant. If you're in an office building, for example, you walk in you don't know where you're meeting is into say, a Google what room is my meeting in. How do I get there recognize you by voice, it looks your calendar? Those your meeting with and says, I'll notify Susan that you're meeting with and you need to proceed to the second floor and take two left's to give to the room. So finally, the most unseemly question about this whole debate. How are these companies making money off of technology? They all have different strategies Amazon's is clearly getting people comfortable with. Hajjis? So they'll buy things from it. We don't know what Google is actually our goal right now is not to make money. Maybe it will never be. I mean our goal. Really right now is to do exactly what I just said, which is be a part of people's lives and help them get things done. And honestly for us. We are have been trying to do this in a way that brings this value to as many people around the world. We started to and half years ago. And just in the year two thousand eighteen we went from supporting thirty countries to eighty countries because we want to give we will leave that this is like a superpower essentially that people can have now and actually in countries like India as an example in India, there's a lot of people that feature phones, and we were able to think about bringing us into a feature phone, and now you have women minorities like, you know, a lot of people who are maybe literate who can't read and right now being able to access the power of the internet. I'm I don't know for me. That's like one of the main reasons I'm here. I think that's a really valuable thing that we can bring to the world with the gift of hindsight. I think what we really stuck out to us is Lillian answer about how Google doesn't care about making money the world better. It's like the most Coon by beautiful things you could ever say. I mean, I'm sure that all of individual people Google want to make the world better place for sure. Yeah. The most part I'm not saying that the people at Kugler back. I'm saying that like wanting to make mu-. Money is bad. It's more just like, let's get real Google stockholders, and you do have to make money. But the question is like how does the assistant eventually maybe not now, but eventually make money for Google while I think we can kinda come up with a few guesses one is that like Google assistant is already the smartest of all the assistance gets more answers right than any of the others than Siri or Alexa. And it's possible that Google just wants it's a system in all of these homes because it will get smarter and smarter. Its search capabilities will get smarter and that makes its advertising business more valuable it just like understands everything people want the best of anyone. Yeah. And the reason why it's so good is because Google already has all these amazing services built like g mail, which is most people's default Meema lap, Google search which is just literally Google things on the internet. I don't search. I'm googling. Right. You know, they have. I mean Bill. Millions of other apps too. But like they already have these great services. And so if they can just continue to lock you in through Google assistant being your default assistant than your default services. Yeah. That's the business play William Balka little bit. When I said that I was like so the goal is just to like integrate Google services into people's lives inches like, no. So I don't know. All right. So that's our that's our thoughts on the whole monetary thing. But we got to answer the big question we came in with which was just should we be saying, please? And thank you to our systems. Should we teaching kids say Pusan's, thank you to these systems? And why did you end up having a different opinion or how did you feel about it to start in? How do you feel now? Okay. So I think when we started I was like children should not be talking voice assistance at all. And they especially specialization thing, please. And thank you. But I do also kind of understand the like inclination to have a human relationship with your smart speaker. I think if I ever did like develop the gumption to start talking to mine, I would be like a little hurt if it talked to someone else like someone else came into my home and started saying saying, please Google like never said, please. Google now, Google likes them better. I mean, I just I can see how this would spiral into this horrible emotional situation. So maybe we should all be agree. Now all of us at once to be rude to our smart speakers. So that they cannot have favorites. And we gotta just teach the kids at these are robots. They're not humans. They don't need you respect Brett was sort of other right track. Here of just these are tools their functional devices they serve us like sorry. That's what it is. And they don't need to hear please. Thank you in my world. I agree. Okay. That is it for this episode. We're actually going away. Now, we're not gonna surprise you get with the bonus episode. We back with season for though in the spring, follow me on Instagram, Ashley Carmen or on Twitter at our current foul. Caitlyn on Twitter at KFI T underscore, Tiffany. I dunno your insta- handle by heart. I think it's the same. Okay. Recall seek following around Instagram to all right? We shall see later. Good. Bye.
"brett consolo" Discussed on The Vergecast
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